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A FILM UNFINISHED (2011)

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Catalogue No. ACC0225
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723002251
DVD Release Date 18 Nov 2011
Director Yael Hersonski
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Cast Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hava Alberstein
Genre War Documentary
Rating M (Holocaust themes)
Run Time 88 mins
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language English/Hebrew
Special Features “Moving, mysterious and intellectually provocative!” – New York Times “A unique cinematic experience. There’s no doubting the profound depths of Hersonski’s research, and her brilliant capacity to assemble this material into a coherent narrative.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
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Awards WINNER: World Cinema Documentary Editing Awrard, 2010 Sundance Film Festival WINNER: Best Int'l Feature - 2010 Hot Docs Film Festival WINNER: Best Documentary Screenplay - AFI Silverdocs Film Fetsival Nominated Grand Jury Prize - 2010 Sundance Film Festival Nominated: Best Documentary - 2010 Satellite Awards

Synopsis
In 1942 the Nazi Propaganda Machine was hard at work. 70 years later, the deceit is finally unmasked.
A Film Unfinished is a powerful documentary that sets the record straight on a nazi propaganda film shot in the Warsaw ghetto back in May, 1942. Through the testimony of surviving witnesses and the revelatory discovery in 1998 of a missing fifth reel, acclaimed israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski retraces the events, conditions and personnel involved in this cinematic deceit which was made to depict the ghetto as a place of class extremes and socio-economic hypocrisies advanced by the Jews themselves. Acclaimed the world over, A Film unfinished is one of the year’s most provocative and compelling studies on how history is perceived and fabricated and always worthy of revision.
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